It’s time we educate ourselves about the issues UC workers are facing so that we can show the administration that we will not put up with the way it’s treating the people who run this school. One concrete way in which we can do that right now is by showing our support for the strike happening Monday through Wednesday of this week, May 7-9.
This event was one-of-a-kind at UCLA because it was a combination of education and application of many underrepresented forms of healing.
“People are people and how they chose to define themselves is what they chose. No one has the right to define another person for them.”
On Thursday, April 12, The Beautiful Mind Project (BMP) and Al-Talib presented Speak Your Truth, a night of art, music, and poetry performed by students in the Muslim Student Association (MSA) as part of the Art of Self-Care Week.
Alex believes it’s also important for men in the feminist movement to acknowledge their male privilege and the ways their positionality influences their experiences with gender inequality.
FEM attended UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women (CSW) 28th annual graduate student research conference, Thinking Gender: Pre-existing Conditions, aimed at emphasizing graduate student research and artistic exploration of women, sexuality, and gender across all disciplines and historical periods.
“As an academic woman of color, I constantly wrestle with questions surrounding how to stay faithful to who I am without assimilating to the institution.”
The movement against gentrification must be explicitly militant and anti-capitalist. Liberal fantasies of peaceful protest and voted reform do nothing as they exist in a ruthless capitalist complex. Furthermore, adhering to the capitalist, individualistic conception of “the artist” separates art from life. We must foster imagination which centers marginalized voices, rebel against the art world elite, and refuse exploitation by institutions.
“There’s something beautiful about reclaiming what was yours the entire time.”
The purpose of a union is to serve its members, by fighting and securing necessities such as job security, wage benefits, affordable healthcare, vacation and sick days. These are rarely seen in employment nowadays, along with pensions.